Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
. president obama made ready to announce his strategy for cutting gun violence, as new york state's legislature enacted the toughest gun law in the country. former cycling great lance armstrong reportedly admitted to doping during his career during an interview with oprah winfrey. online we have the story of a boston eatery where second chances for employees come with a side of slaw. hari sreenivasan explains. >> sreenivasan: haley house has served time for weapns violations, drug trafficking, even murder. now, they're serving up lunch, and redefining their lives while working at this popular neighborhood restaurant. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy? >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll have full coverage of president obama's push for new gun laws. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> viking river cruises. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation.
Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
final press conference of his first presidential term president obama went on offense warning republicans not to play politics with the debt ceiling. here is some of what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops our honor our contracts with small business owners. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money, every home own we are a mortgage. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> well, the president hass got to get past the debt ceiling in order to achieve his second term agenda but how does he do it when some republicans are threatening shutdown. chuck todd and howard fineman. chuck, you know, i get the
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> is expected to give president obama a call for his package of recommendations tomorrow. >> some lawmakers say the december massacre in newtown, conn., that killed 27 people has transformed the country and americans are ready for stricter gun laws. >> we will wait to see what happens with the meeting today. and the recommendation smog. >> thank you mark. >> guest staying at the san jose hilton hotel were evacuated after guess some of chemicals. >> official said least one floor of the hotel was cleared out after police say an unknown substance was sprayed on the 18th floor. >> a fire department inspected the hotel of allow guests to return inside of hour-and-a-half later. >> police say they did not know what the substance was the declared the hotel safe for guest. >> a 70 year old northern california woman is being held without bail. she was arrested for accused of killing her husband. >> is the second time in nearly 30 years that she's been accused of killing a husband. >> eldorado county officials say callinollen and harris was arrested sunday after devotedeputies were called to her place a r